A B O U T G R E E N L O V E
"My first love is the garden. I have been a gardener for over 40 years. I am an incurable
plant nerd. I study garden design every single day. I can make any garden better.
I know my plants and I know what will thrive where.
Ten years ago, I studied floral design at Flower School New York for intensive immersion
into the art, biology, and physics of floral design. Since then my gardener's mind combined
with my florist's mind and my background in advertising and marketing (that observes
consumer trends) has paid close attention to how people react to floral, botanical
and their gardens.
In short: No one has time.
But they want to be surrounded by the beauty of Nature.
Which is why I am so excited about creating Green Walls, Live Frames and Botanicals
for all types of applications.
Green because of its connection to Nature, is an immediate mood enhancer. People who live in greener cities, or who surround themselves with Nature and in particular the colour green, report less incidence of anxiety, and lower rates of critical illness.
* A desire for simple is why I've chosen to pursue Botanicals. They live longer than flowers and they are every bit as beautiful. When you combine a gardener's understanding of what the plant wants to do with the training and eye of a florist beautiful things happen.
* I am always trying new things and exploring. I study the coming trends (which by the way are as fickle as hemlines on a New York runway) in gardening, botanical, and floral so that I can share them with you.
* I cannot be in a box when it comes to the green world. I love it all. I cannot choose.
I call the affliction GREEN LOVE."
Meet Brian, my husband and business partner
We met working together, in advertising many many years ago. He was the Account Guy.
I was the Copywriter. I moved to Vancouver and back again, and we worked together again.
This time I was the Associate Creative Director and he was the Vice President.
We both bring our left and right brains to every task, but Brian is the one in charge of
the logistics and details and how do we build this, and how will this work, and a million
eenzy teenzy details that are so important to the success of the job.
Plus, he comes from a creative background himself (he shot the first ever cover of
Chatelaine magazine and was considered one of Canada's top photographers) and he has
an impeccable eye, and great taste, so when he isn't figuring out details, he offers a second
eye on projects, and an honest opinion when I need one.
After nearly 30 years being a solo-preneur, it is such a joy to collaborate with Brian - himself an entrepreneur. You'll see Brian around town in our GREEN LOVE Mobile, coordinating, pricing, solving, helping, assisting, in short - Getting Sh** Done.
Hence his title.
Vice President, GShD